Shane Lory ’16, who as a Colorado College sophomore co-founded the nonprofit Colorado Springs Food Rescue, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Livesay Award for Social Change, a move that fittingly brings his undergraduate experience at CC full circle.
The Livesay Award, named for Professor Emeritus of Sociology Jeff Livesay, will be presented at the Public Interest Fellowship Program dinner on May 1 in Bemis Hall. The award is presented annually to a CC graduate “who is living out the mission, spirit, and goals of the Public Interest Fellowship Program in his or her life and career by contributing to systemic change, by increasing the capacity of the nonprofit sector, and by helping to build a new generation of nonprofit leaders.”
Lory notes that he was fortunate to take a course with Livesay before the professor retired in 2015. “That class was called The Nonprofit Sector and the critical information I learned during that course shapes how we choose to operate as an organization every day,” Lory says. “For that I can never thank Jeff enough. Hands down, it was the class that provided me with the most relevant tools for the path I ended up taking after graduating.”
CSFR uses a “direct redistribution” model in which surplus healthy foods from local supermarkets, backyard gardens, and cafeterias is delivered to more than 20 non-profit and community-driven sites for distribution. Founded less than five years ago, CSFR now redistributes more than 30,000 pounds of food monthly.